Maths Day

Yesterday the whole school took part in a wonderful Maths day. With the opportunity to take part in so many different types of maths activities, the children had an amazing time practising their maths skills. Mathletics was, once again, very well used and it was good to see how board games, word problems and mental arithmetic activities were helping children to develop a real grasp of the key concepts. Well done everyone, another great curriculum day! Watch the action unfold and listen to what the children have learnt…

Westwood Gardeners Celebrate!

Today at our after school gardening club the children were able to celebrate their hard work and harvest vegetables that they had planted earlier in the season. Led by Ms Brown and our dedicated group of parent volunteers, everyone got involved and there was lots of excitement as, in the very pleasant late afternoon sunshine, the adults helped the children to cook the fruits of their labour. A very interesting slow worm even made an appearance! Well done everyone, you have all worked so hard and you have transformed an area of our school grounds into a really lovely vegetable patch. Thank you.

Programmers watch out!

This afternoon I had the pleasure of teaching Thistle and Clover class. With new skills to learn, both classes enjoyed creating simple algorithims, sequences of exact instructions in order to direct their friends correctly to a specified location. Thistle class were treasure hunters, giving directions using just forwards, backwards, left and right to their friends to find the box of treasure. With clover class we took over the playground, which became outer space for the afternoon. The children worked brilliantly to give clear  instructions to arrive at each planet and even the International Space Station! This was computing in a way that the children had not seen before, but they were just brilliant and a joy to teach.

Here they all are in action, with some comments from clover class at the end.